Londonon is a research and residency programme in cities around the globe, run by collaborating London-based architecture practices. We designed a project journal for this collective as part of its submission at the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019.
The submission uses onion soup as a metaphor to explore sustainable systems for production, transportation, preparation (or assembly), consumption (or use) and waste. Discarded onions were collected from a local food market to prepare both soup for 50 hungry architects, onion skin bowls and organic dye for a hemp/cotton blend 'narrative tablecloth' installation.
In keeping with this we printed the journal itself, entitled Degrowth Degustation: Notes of a food journey [from] London [to] Oslo [via] Paris, on paper made from food waste residue and created the cover from the same onion skin dyed fabric. We also created a recipe card handout which invited Triennale attendees to make their own onion soup while considering themes of food processing. We printed these cards on onion seed paper to help visitors create their own ingredients locally at home.